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Highest number of Covid 19 deaths in the U.S. since May

USA: Highest number of daily corona deaths in since May

The number of Coronavirus deaths recorded daily in the US rose sharply on Tuesday. Inland 24 hours were 1592 deaths counted , according to figures from Johns Hopkins University . This is the highest number in two and a half months. The total number of registered corona deaths in the country is now more than 149. 000.

In addition, more than 60. 000 new cases of infection counted within one day. This represents a renewed increase in the infection rate after the number of infections had decreased somewhat in the previous days.

Overall, according to Johns Hopkins University, almost 4, 35 million coronavirus infections recorded. The United States is by far the most affected country by the pandemic in terms of both infection and death.

Johns Hopkins U.S. County Level COVID – 19 Tracking Map

Everything is subject to human health. And that's why we have to worry about the number of cases.

Peter Altmaier (CDU), Minister of Economy

Increase in new infections “important warning sign”

Federal Minister of Economics Peter Altmaier has the increase in corona New infections referred to as an “important warning sign”. This jeopardizes the economic recovery, the CDU politician made clear.

Altmaier said in an interview with the German Press Agency: “We have been economically better than many expected in the past few weeks. The upswing is already hinting and will pick up speed in the second half of the year. But everything is subject to human health. And that's why we have to worry about the number of cases. ”

The minister is “firmly convinced that it is possible to do this through a determined action by the federal states, the health authorities, the doctors, the hospitals ensure that we can curb this increase without the need for another nationwide shutdown. That is our responsibility for jobs and for the economy and for health that we have to bring together. And that means that we also have to work together during the summer break to ensure that the worrying development of individual case numbers does not turn into a worrying trend. ”

Wirtschaftsminister Peter Altmaier.
Minister of Economics Peter Altmaier. Image: Michael Kappeler / dpa

Despite strict precautionary measures: cases in China are increasing again

China is experiencing despite strict precautionary measures the highest number of new daily infections in three months . Although the People's Republic has the virus largely under control, the Health Commission reported on Wednesday in Beijing around 100 new cases.

There are major outbreaks in Urumqi in the northwestern region of Xinjiang and in Dalian. From the northeast Chinese port city, travelers' infections have spread to nine other cities – including Beijing, which recorded the first case in three weeks.

Since China practically pursues a “zero-case policy” , the authorities react with strict measures . In Dalian, where the origin of the outbreak is suspected in a fish factory, half of the six million inhabitants have already been tested according to the authorities, .

In Urumqi, the tests of the 3.5 million inhabitants are nearing completion. The capital of Xinjiang reported on Monday 89 new infections.

Compared to the dramatic development in other countries, the figures in China are around 500 officially reported current diseases rather low. Nevertheless, hundreds of flights and trains were canceled . Local public transport in Dalian has been discontinued. Travelers from risk areas of the port metropolis must in the surrounding province of Liaoning 14 Quarantined days.

In China, where in early December the first cases of Covid – 19 – pandemic occurred, strict precautionary measures apply anyway men: Corona app, face mask and fever measurement are part of everyday life . Without the green light from the cell phone program, supermarkets, shops or restaurants cannot be entered in Beijing, for example. Markets or residential complexes are already installing devices for automatic temperature measurement at the entrance.

Pendler in der Pekinger U-Bahn.
Commuters in the Beijing subway. Image: Andy Wong / AP / dpa

Health insurance should pay corona tests for vacationers

The statutory health insurance should According to a media report, the costs for corona tests for all return travelers from abroad will be borne. This emerges from the draft regulation of the Federal Ministry of Health, from which the “Spiegel” quoted on Tuesday evening. Accordingly, the money is to be taken from the liquidity reserve of the health fund.



To prevent “the risk of infection spreading” should all returnees from abroad be able to be tested in principle, it says in the draft speaker, “as far as their entry not more than 72 S hours ago “.

Im Testzentrum am Düsseldorfer Flughafen.
In the test center at Düsseldorf Airport. Image: Reuters / Wolfgang Rattay

Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) wants to pay for the tests from the health fund's liquidity reserve. The fund collects contributions and tax funds and then distributes the money to the cash registers. According to the report, the draft bill gives a rough estimate of the costs: For one million unbundled tests , the additional expenses for laboratory diagnostics amount to round 50,5 million Euro.

For travelers According to Spahn's plans, the tests from risk areas should be mandatory. Affected are travelers from the round 140 Countries that the Robert Koch Institute has identified as risk areas. All other returning travelers can be tested voluntarily. (AFP)

Coronatests bei Bürgern aus Mamming
Corona tests for citizens of Mamming Image: Matthias Schrader / AP / dpa

Corona tests with citizens in Mamming negative

After Corona mass infection from 176 Harvest workers on a vegetable farm in Mamming, Lower Bavaria on Tuesday from 308 tested citizens of the municipality negative results available. This was announced by the district office in Dingolfing-Landau in the evening. 318 Citizens of the affected community had voluntarily tested for an infection on Monday. Ten results are still pending , said a spokeswoman. By doing 3300 – Inhabitants-place a test station had been set up for citizens on Monday. The vegetable farm is under quarantine and is sealed off.


On Tuesday there would have been more 543 Have Mamminger tested voluntarily, said the spokeswoman. According to the information received so far a second test station for all district citizens People. A third test station is to be opened in Landau. At least until Friday there should be the opportunity to be tested. This will probably be extended over the weekend.

“Two positive test results, which can be assigned to the Mammingen company, have been reported in the meantime”, announced the district office on Tuesday evening. As a result of the outbreak, several federal states are now demanding a negative corona Test of arriving holidaymakers from the Dingolfing-Landau district. (dpa)

Israel wants to use army in the corona fight

Israel's new corona officer Ronni Gamzu wants involve the army much more in the fight against the virus. “The army has the technology, it has the capabilities,” Gamzu said on Tuesday when presenting an action plan to journalists. The goal is to lower the infection rate below the critical value of one. Therefore would have to do more corona tests and the time from the test to the epidemiological examination can be significantly reduced until quarantine.


Gamzu spoke of a “new contract” with the citizens of Israel s. He said he would do everything to avoid unnecessary corona restrictions. In return, he asked the citizens to help more in the fight against the corona virus. The motto was: “Minimum restrictions, maximum discipline.” People would have to wear more masks, comply with hygiene rules and keep a distance, warned Gamzu.

Der Leiter des Ichilov-Krankenhauses in Tel Aviv ist jetzt Israels neuer Corona-Beauftragter
The head of the Ichilov hospital in Tel Aviv is now Israel's new Corona representative Image: Miri Gatenio / Ichilov Hospital / Ichilov Hospital / dpa

“We have to understand that hospitals are in need, the disease is spreading further”, Gamzu said. According to the Ministry of Health, are already four large hospitals in Israel to more than 100 percent occupied. An overload of the clinics is a “red line”, said Gamzu.

The number of new infections every day the corona virus in Israel has been skyrocketing since the end of May. The country's economy is suffering significantly from the consequences of the crisis. “A lot of citizens are in need, have lost their jobs, and companies are going bankrupt,” said Gamzu. “But we can overcome the disease with a joint effort.”

According to the Ministry of Health, the pathogen is Sars-CoV-2 so far at 65 791 People in Israel have been proven. 486 Infected died. (dpa)

Düsseldorf OB has video deleted with Farid Bang

After a storm of protest Düsseldorf Mayor Thomas Geisel has a video on corona rules with the scandal rapper Farid Bang from the city's social media channels. In doing so, he followed the will of the council factions, Geisel said on Tuesday on Facebook. “With all – justified – criticism of the person of Farid Bang, I see no reason for an excuse,” said the SPD politician, who wants to defend his office in the local elections in September.


Geisel had a video clip of the city published on Wednesday, in which the Düsseldorf rapper celebrating young people in the old town to adhere to the Corona rules. Farid Bang is criticized for misogynistic, violent and anti-Semitic texts . The clip, with which Geisel primarily wanted to address young men with a migration background, was criticized by the parties and by the Jewish community.

Thomas Geisel bei einer Pressekonferenz zu dem umstrittenen Video
Thomas Geisel at a press conference on the controversial video Image: Roberto Pfeil / dpa

There is a broad consensus in the city society that the problems in the old town and on the banks of the Rhine cannot be solved by police alone, said Geisel. He hadn't heard a really convincing suggestion. Although he also found the lyrics of Farid Bang partially obnoxious. However, the rapper did too generous donations of protective masks to numerous charitable and urban institutions, , which were also “gratefully accepted”, said Geisel. (dpa)

Greens call for better coordination between the federal and state governments

In view of the increasing number of infections, the Greens demand in the Bundestag that federal and state governments coordinate better in the fight against a possible second corona wave. “The hectic driving on sight is great for me To care. Instead, we need a forward-looking and uniform approach by the federal government and the federal states to prevent a second wave, ”parliamentary group leader Katrin Göring-Eckardt told Der Spiegel. “Specifically: pandemic protection plans agreed between the federal and state governments , a binding concept for nationwide Corona -Tests, transparency and binding reporting criteria about the development of infection. “

Die Grünen-Vorsitzende Göring-Eckardt kritisiert Gesundheitsminister Jens Spahn.
The Green Party leader Göring-Eckardt criticizes Health Minister Jens Spahn. Image: Bernd von Jutrczenka / dpa

The politician also accused Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) of failures. She asked if Spahn and the The federal states actually learned nothing from the events in Ischgl, Austria in February, where many people were infected at parties. Vacation returners should not bring corona infections again unnoticed. “The federal and state governments would have had to make provisions in good time,” she said. Instead, Spahn gives the impression that “he is surprised that people are returning from vacation.”

Göring-Eckardt called tests for returnees from high-risk areas sensible and necessary – Spahn announced on Monday that it would impose a test requirement for travelers from high-risk areas, which is expected to come into force in the coming week . “But other travelers should also be given the opportunity to have voluntarily tested – at the border crossings, at train stations or at airports,” said Goering-Eckardt. (dpa)

Italy wants to extend Corona emergency until October

Italy's government wants the Extend corona-related emergency until October. It has been valid in the Mediterranean country for around six months, the currently valid decree expires at the end of July. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said Tuesday in the Senate, the smaller of two Houses of Parliament, that an extension was “inevitable”.

Ministerpräsident Guiseppe Conte im italienischen Parlament.
Prime Minister Guiseppe Conte in the Italian Parliament. Image: Reuters / Remo Casilli

Right-wing opposition politicians and some legal experts are against such an extension. They see fundamental rights in danger and accuse the government of wanting to rule past the parliament with decrees. Due to the criticism, Conte wanted in both chambers for the measure advertise . Until when the emergency could apply in October was initially not certain.

The emergency is actually proclaimed in Italy after natural disasters such as earthquakes or floods. The measure gives the government special rights. This allows the state to coordinate forces better and avoid bureaucratic hurdles.

Conte was in a state of emergency at the 31. January called for half a year after the coronavirus was detected in a Chinese couple in Rome. In February the pandemic broke out violently in the north of the country. Meanwhile Italy registered more than 35. 000 dead with and by Corona. Currently, the infection wave with the Sars-CoV-2 virus is under control according to experts. (dpa)

Fast 500 Menschen stehen in Mamming momentan unter Quarantäne
Nearly 500 People stand in Mamming is currently under quarantine Image: Christof Stache / AFP

Other federal states restrict vacationers from the Bavarian district

After the Corona outbreak on a vegetable farm holidaymakers from the Bavarian district of Dingolfing-Landau are only allowed to parts of the German coast with restrictions, to Rhineland-Palatinate, Brandenburg and Saarland. After Schleswig-Holstein, restrictions also apply to people from the district in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. Incoming travelers to Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Saarland have had a negative corona test since Tuesday. This must not be older than 48 hours, as the authorities in the two countries said. In Brandenburg people from the district may not be accepted as guests in hotels, holiday apartments or campsites.

North Rhine-Westphalia handles things differently: NRW Minister of Health Karl-Josef Laumann (CDU) said: “Since the information currently available to us means that the infection in Mamming can be clearly narrowed down and measures were taken quickly, we consider a ban on accommodation for all residents of the district in North Rhine-Westphalia not to be proportionate” . In Baden-Württemberg there is still no decision to limit the travel options for people from Dingolfing-Landau. “We have to discuss this carefully first,” said Prime Minister Winfried Kretschmann (Greens).

After the Corona outbreak on a vegetable farm in Mamming the number of new infections per 100 000 residents in the past seven days in Dingolfing-Landau at 191. It is almost four times as much high as the limit 50. (dpa)

Athens expands mask requirement after slightly increased corona cases

Greece continues very attentive to the corona epidemic around: after the new corona infections in July about 25 per day, the government in Athens is expanding the mask requirement for Banks, ministries, bakeries and meat markets as well as retail and hairdressing salons . “So far we have done well. We have to go on like this, ”Deputy Minister for Civil Protection Nikos Chardalias said on state television. Until now, masking was only required in public transport and hospitals.

In the past weeks, negligence in Greece was noticed due to the low infection rate compared to other countries in Europe, said the Vice Minister. The expanded mask requirement will apply from Wednesday, it said. Those who do not comply must be fined 150 Euro. Greece has so far complained 203 Coronavirus victim. Measured by the population of good 10, 5 million is the e one of the lowest number of victims in Europe. (dpa)

Twitter deletes Trump tweets with video due to “incorrect information” about Corona

US President Donald Trump has again caused a stir with the distribution of misleading information about the corona virus. The short message service Twitter deleted several tweets from the President in the night of Tuesday, in which Trump distributed a video with highly controversial information about the pandemic . “Tweets with the video violate our policy on misinformation about Covid – 12 “, explained Twitter on request.

Previously, the online network Facebook had already deleted the controversial video – according to “Washington Post” it was previously more than 14 millions of people have been viewed . Doctors said in the video that wearing protective masks was not necessary in the fight against the pandemic. Instead, they described the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine as an effective drug against Covid – 19.

“We removed the video because it contains incorrect information about remedies and treatment options for Covid – 19), “said a face book spokesman.

Trump's eldest son Donald Trump Jr. also spread the video on Twitter. In response, the short message service restricted the presidential son's user account for twelve hours. Twitter emphasized that the account had not been completely blocked. (AFP)

Belarus President infected with coronavirus

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko was infected with the corona virus. He had no symptoms and had recovered, quoted the Belta news agency. (Reuters)

Seehofer against new border controls with neighboring countries because of Corona


Bundesinnenminister Horst Seehofer (CSU)
Federal Minister of the Interior Horst Seehofer (CSU) Image: Markus Schreiber / dpa

Federal Minister of the Interior Horst Seehofer is against renewed border controls with neighboring German countries to carry out coronavirus tests. He couldn't imagine that for the German borders, said the CSU politician on Tuesday in Berlin. “I will also be very strong on this,” he said.

Seehofer referred to the experience with temporary controls on France, Switzerland, Austria and Denmark. “We had fewer problems in the technical implementation of these border controls, but we had huge problems politically.” Proponents of such controls would only have days later heavily criticized, there had also been waiting times for commuters in border regions.

Increased tests for the corona virus were to be welcomed, however Seehofer. If this is legally possible, the mandatory tests announced by Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) for returnees from high-risk areas are also an option. This is currently still under legal scrutiny, his house is in discussions with the Ministry of Health and the Chancellery. (dpa)

Deutsche Bahn is losing billions

Every kilometer, which an ICE travels costs up to 30 Euro. But the train travels millions of kilometers. If there are hardly any paying customers on board, a problem arises. From January to June, the state-owned company drove a minus of 3.7 billion euros , as the German press agency learned from supervisory board circles.

After a fare reduction and record numbers in January and February, the Corona crisis was in March, the number of passengers collapsed and has not yet recovered. The train nevertheless maintained a large part of its offer. In addition, 1.4 billion euros were written off on the goodwill of the foreign subsidiary Arriva, it said.

Group sales reached between January and June According to circles, only 19, 4 billion euros. That was 2.5 billion euros less than in the same period last year. In the current business, there was a loss before interest and taxes (EBIT) of 1.8 billion euros. The group presents its half-year balance sheet this Thursday. (dpa)

Die Bahnhöfe sind immer noch zu leer.
The train stations are still too empty. Image: Silas Stein / dpa

More corona infected people after funeral service in Baden-Württemberg

After a funeral service in Schwäbisch Gmünd (Baden-Württemberg) the number of corona infected has increased. Meanwhile, 58 people tested positive for the virus, including it Twelve children, as the district office announced on Tuesday. The day before were 47 Corona cases known. In addition, it has now been possible to determine which mourning guest might have been the first to be infected with the virus , it said. According to the information, other people may have been infected. 150 Mourners and contacts had already been tested last week, 250 more since the beginning of this week. ( dpa)

Madrid tightened corona restrictions

Given the rise in corona infections in Spain, the Madrid city government has tightened the pandemic restrictions again. As regional president Isabel Díaz Ayuso announced on Tuesday, i is now mandatory to wear a face mask in public at all times. In most other regions of Spain such a permanent mask requirement already applies.

The tightening succeeds despite the fact that most people in Madrid already wear a face mask at any time, said Díaz Ayuso, who also a ban on going out 01. 30 clock announced . With the new regulation, people also have to wear a mask when they are sitting on the terrace of a café.

Bars and night clubs should from now on also have their guests' ID cards shown and their contact details recorded , the regional president said. In addition, from now on only groups with a maximum of ten participants should meet in bars . Díaz Ayuso also recommended that the number of participants at all other meetings be limited to ten. (AFP)

Biontech and Pfizer start vaccination study with up to 30. 000 People

The Mainz-based biopharma company Biontech and its US partner Pfizer have passed the crucial tests one of her vaccine candidates started . “Today we start our global study, which is up to 30. 000 Attendees Biontech CEO Ugur Sahin said according to a message. The phase II / III clinical study is intended to show, among other things, whether the active ingredient BNT 162 b2 actually protects against infection with Sars-CoV-2.

The tests by Biontech and Pfizer are aimed at subjects between the ages of 18 and 85 years in 120 Study centers are carried out worldwide, among others in Germany . If the study is successful, Pfizer and Biontech say they want to start in October 2020 apply for the admission procedure and, if approved, by the end of the year up to 100 Make millions of vaccine doses by the end 2021 it could then be more than 1.3 billion doses of vaccine. (dpa)

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Greece extends mask requirement

The authorities in Greece are also expanding the mask requirement. As of Wednesday, masks must be worn in retail and grocery stores, offices, banks and bakeries , as the Deputy Minister of Civil Protection Nikos Hardalias said. Churches remain exempt for the time being. So far, the mask requirement applies only in supermarkets and open daily means of transport. The expansion justifies Hardalias with a recent slight increase in infections. Until Monday, Greece counted 4. 227 confirmed cases, 202 People died. (Reuters)

Dendias, Außenminister von Griechenland, grüßt Arancha Gonzalez Laya, Außenministerin von Spanien.
Dendias, Foreign Minister of Greece, greets Arancha Gonzalez Laya, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Spain. Image: Giannakouris / AP / dpa

Hamburg bans alcohol in public spaces next weekend

The Hamburg Senate bans next weekend in parts of St. Pauli and Altona drinking alcohol in public spaces outside of catering between 20 and 6 a.m. . Also the out-of-home sale of alcoholic beverages is for kiosks, restaurants and retailers in the neighborhood and in the Schanzenviertel not allowed, announced social senator Melanie Leonhard (SPD). This legal measure is part of a step-by-step plan to contain the corona pandemic.

There have been repeated appeals over the past weekends that have been disregarded, especially in St. Pauli, according to the Senator. “We want to avoid blanket restrictions in autumn.” Currently there is a “manageable infection” in Hamburg despite increasing numbers. (epd)

Polizisten kontrollieren den Zugang zur Großen Freiheit.
Police control access to freedom. Image: Jonas Walzberg / dpa

Short-time work for 400. 000 Employees in hospitals and medical practices

Hospitals and medical practices have short-time work in the corona crisis for more than 400. 000 employee logged on. As reported by the “Handelsblatt” on Tuesday, citing a response from the Federal Ministry of Labor to the Greens, 1 reported nationwide from March to May. 200 Hospitals for 83. 300 employees and 48. 300 medical practices for 326. 700 Employee short-time work.

With the increasing number of corona cases, the federal government had decided to focus all efforts on treating the infected and fighting the pandemic. The Hospital Relief Act, which came into force at the end of March, provides, among other things, premiums for clinics that keep beds free for corona patients or create additional intensive capacities. (KNA)

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